By Scott Mills As the sun shone over Buckingham Palace on this mild Spring morning in April, a nostalgia filled the air that something historic was about to happen as both parents, family and friends covered the pavements as they prepared to watch the 2017 London Marathon. With many of our junior athletes competing in […]

By Scott Mills In its 36th year, the London Marathon is still one of the most respected and prestigious races and as one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, it is sure to be a historic one. After a superb race in Paris with a time of 01:29:25, David Weir CBE – one of Great […]

By Scott Mills When the 2016 Paralympics in Rio came to an end, not only did it bring the curtain down on Great Britain’s most successful ever Games, it also meant that for most athletes the start of a much needed break was upon them before the start of the winter training block. However, for IPC World Championship Bronze medallist Abbie […]

2017 By Scott Mills After the recent SLAN track meet at Sutton’s David Weir Leisure Centre, the new athletics season is now underway and whilst personal bests were few and far between there were still many lessons to take from what was a competition on a very slow track. However, with fast times hard to come by, […]

By Scott Mills After just hours of finishing the 2017 Lisbon Half-Marathon, coach Jenny Archer MBE and the academy were already focusing on their next challenge- preparing for the 2017 season by spending a week training amongst steep hills, high winds and heat alongside the occasional downpour in the south coast of Portugal. Whilst a team […]

By Scott Mills With the sun beaming down over Lisbon’s 25th April Bridge, the Weir Archer Academy were once again in Half-Marathon action just seven days after competing in an excruciatingly tough 13.1 miles at the Adidas Silverstone Half. As five of our athletes including many of the clubs sprinters embarked on this relatively flat course, things […]

By Scott Mills Confident, outspoken and extremely positive are all words that spring to mind when describing T54 wheelchair athlete Jabari Knight. So when the sprint athlete was awarded the Brain Freeman trophy by the Weir Archer Academy for the dedication and hard work he has tirelessly grafted for over the winter season to improve […]